Depression screening urged for new moms

LOS ANGELES However, when it lasts longer it can turn into something that needs medical attention.

In a new report, experts urged pediatricians to take the front line in diagnosing /*postpartum depression*/.

In an effort to spot postpartum depression earlier, they suggest pediatricians screen new moms when they come in for their initial visit.

If a mom is depressed, pediatricians can then refer her to a specialist for treatment.

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